Oakwood University

Oakwood University is a fully accredited, privately owned and operated university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is located in Huntsville, Alabama and is a historically all-black university that offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Oakwood is consistently ranked within the top 20 higher education institutions in the United States that offer medical schooling to African-American students. Not only is the university well known as historically black college, it's also recognized for being among the top Baccalaureate Colleges in the South and one of the best undergraduate universities.

Oakwood offers several pre-professional undergraduate degree programs designed to prepare student to enter graduate level programs in medicine, dentistry and other allied health sciences. Bachelor degree curriculum offered through the university's department of Biological Sciences, including Biology, Biology Education, Natural Science and Biomedical Sciences courses, are designed to prepare students for graduate school. Much of the curriculum and many of the undergraduate degrees offered through the Department of Chemistry are also designed to help students prepare for graduate level education and training opportunities.

Spiritual enhancement is a huge part of the mission of the Oakwood University. In addition to producing career oriented professional, community leaders and academic scholars, the school is committed to developing “servant leaders” within the student body. Many programs are offered to students for just this purpose. Chapel services, Adventist Youth Society, Sabbath services, student missionary programs, worship within the dormitories as well as clubs and activities are commissioned and designed to enrich the spirituality of Oakwood’s students.

While Oakwood is primarily and undergraduate institution, it began offering graduate degree in 2008 through its Department of Religion & Theology. Today it offers graduate degrees in pastoral studies.

Oakwood University offers a unique study abroad program that allows students to study at any other Adventist university outside the U.S. While studying abroad students are able to earn credits that will count toward their degree at Oakwood. Participating colleges are located in Mexico, France, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Japan, Greece, Ukraine, and Thailand. The most popular study abroad locations are in Argentina, Mexico, Greece, Spain and France.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (256) 726-7000
Address: 7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,900+ undergrad, less than 100 grad )
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 13,099
Out-of-State Tuition $ 13,114
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Website Address: www.oakwood.edu
Majors and Degrees
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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Biomedical Sciences
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Business Administration and Management
Management Information Systems
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Non-profit Public Organizational Management
Communication and Journalism
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia
Mass Media Studies
Public Relations
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
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Human Development and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
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Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible Biblical Studies
Pastoral Studies Counseling
Religious Education
Theology Theological Studies
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